Carnival implements new mask policy effective Aug. 7

The cruise line mentioned the mask policy was issued out of an abundance of warning.

GALVESTON, Texas — Carnival is implementing a new fleetwide mask policy early on Carnival Vista after a number of optimistic instances of COVID had been detected on board, in line with a press release from the cruise line.

According to (*7*), the Carnival Vista is presently docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The cruise ship might be returning to Galveston as soon as it completes its seven-day journey to the western Caribbean.

The cruise line mentioned the mask policy was issued out of an abundance of warning.

The cruise line launched this full assertion beneath:

“We have implemented our new fleetwide mask policy early on Carnival Vista, given that we are managing a small number of positive cases on board. Our pre-established protocols of vaccinated guests and crew, testing, enhanced medical capabilities and contact tracing anticipated the potential for positive cases, and they are designed to adapt to various scenarios. We have identified and tested close contacts and anyone who tested positive is in isolation. The decision to implement the mask policy was made in an abundance of caution, given our focus on the health and safety of our guests and crew. The voyage will continue as planned and we are dedicated to continuing to provide our guests with a fun and safe vacation. We appreciate the support of our Carnival Vista guests, who have been extremely supportive as we implemented the policy Wednesday evening.”

Carnival Cruise Line masks and bodily distancing policy (effective with sailings departing august 7, 2021)

“We strongly encourage all company to put on face masks when indoors, notably company who’re unvaccinated, together with kids beneath the age of 12 who ought to put on masks in public areas, besides when consuming or ingesting. All company age 2 and older might be required to put on face masks in elevators and in designated indoor leisure areas, all retail retailers, and within the on line casino, besides when consuming or ingesting. Guests might be required to put on face masks previous to being seated in our principal eating rooms and within the Lido Buffet space and infrequently in different designated areas the place bigger variety of company might congregate (indicators might be posted). Additionally, masks are required at any indoor exercise with kids beneath 12 years, (i.e., Build-A-Bear®, Family Harbor, Sky Zone®).

“Vaccinated company are usually not required to keep up bodily distance on board the ship.

“ll company should put on masks throughout your complete embarkation and debarkation course of (on the house port and ports of name, together with the onboard pre-debarkation course of), throughout water shuttle operations, any Carnival-approved shore excursions and whereas on any transportation automobiles. Additionally, when going ashore, company should be ready to observe all native steering concerning masks and bodily distancing. The standing of native pointers might be shared with company previous to debarkation on the vacation spot.

“NOTE: Alaska well being officers monitoring the state of affairs ashore have strongly really helpful that every one company, together with these totally vaccinated, put on a face mask always whereas indoors and in addition outdoors when bodily distancing can’t be maintained. U.S. rules require all individuals to put on a face mask on public transportation together with buses, trains, vans, airports, plane and dayboats. It is really helpful that unvaccinated company preserve bodily distancing as follows:

  • Indoors – Remain a minimum of 5 toes from others not in your cruise companion group. As such, we encourage you to take the steps at any time when potential, if you’ll be able to achieve this.
  • Outdoors – Remain a minimum of 3 toes from others when not carrying a mask and never in your cruise companion group.”

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